Fundraiser profile: Paul

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A huge thank you to Paul. Paul recently set up a birthday fundraiser for us. Instead of gifts this year, he asked his family and friends to make a donation to Children First Foundation instead.

Here, Paul tells us how he set it all up.

What made you decide to set up a birthday fundraiser for us?

My birthday was during the first lockdown, and since there was no chance to have a birthday gathering, I decided to set up a birthday fundraiser. Instead of birthday presents, I asked my friends and family to donate to Children First Foundation. It was a great way to raise money for a good cause, and it stopped all the ‘what do you want for your birthday’ questions.

Why did you choose to raise money for Children First Foundation?

I have followed Children First Foundation for many years and like the work that they do. While looking at the charities available to raise funds for on Facebook, I was rapt to see Children First Foundation listed.

How easy was it to set the fundraiser up on Facebook?  

It was very easy! Just follow the steps below.

  1. Click ‘Fundraisers’ under the menu in Facebook.
  2. Then select ‘charity’ or ‘fundraising for non-profits’ (depending on whether you are setting it up using your smartphone or PC).
  3. Then search for Children First Foundation.
  4. Set your goal (I chose $500).
  5. And you are ready to go!

Once I’d done the above, I shared my fundraiser on my Facebook profile and sent a message to all my friends with a link to it via Messenger – and then I simply watched as the donations rolled in! I was really happy to see how all my friends and family got behind it.

Are you inspired by Paul?

Why not set up a fundraiser for us? Just follow Paul’s steps above, and you’ll be ready to launch your fundraiser in no time at all. If you need any help or advice in setting it up, please contact our Development Manager, Treasia on – she will be more than happy to guide you along!


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